Migrants & Smuggler Caught Off Miami's Govt Cut

An accused human trafficker and 14 migrants are on American soil after getting caught by the feds.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection air crew spotted the suspicious boat near the Bahamas.  A boat crew caught up with the vessel about 12 miles southeast of Government Cut.

It wouldn't stop, so the Customs crew used warning shots and a disabling fire.A Coast Guard cutter responded to the scene and the 15 people were taken onboard.

On the boat were an Ecuadorian migrant, a Jamaican migrant, six Chinese migrants and six Sri Lankan migrants.

Coast Guard officials have identified a Cuban national with American residency as the smuggler.

All have been handed over the Homeland Security agents.

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